WEST NEW YORK – West New York Commissioner and mayoral candidate Count Wiley, who allegedly struck the son of West New York Mayor Felix Roque in an Election Day incident earlier this morning, has filed charges against the son, alleging that he and a member of his West New York United opposition slate, Myrli Sanchez, were assaulted by Roque’s son, Joseph.
“Commissioner Wiley and his attorney are currently at the police station filing a complaint for the assault that Mayor Roque’s son perpetrated on Mrs. [Myrli] Sanchez and Commissioner Wiley,” said Rafael Sanchez, West New York United campaign manager, who is Myrli Sanchez’s husband, in a written statement Tuesday. “Testimony from numerous witnesses is being presented to law enforcement as we speak to clarify this matter. These witnesses, local residents, will provide the testimony that the assault was committed by Joseph. Roque and his campaign staff are truly using all desperate means on Election Day. This is just further proof of desperate actions by a desperate campaign.”
Sanchez’s account contradicts Joseph Roque’s account, given to PolitickerNJ minutes after the incident, as well as the account in a police report subsequently filed by Roque. Roque, 25, has filed charges for simple assault against Wiley.